RUGBY BASE LAYERS: FIND A SECOND WIND WITH A SECOND SKIN

Published on: 15th February 2016

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The rugby base layer market is huge and Just Rugby provides you with a great range to choose from.
Gilbert Rugby have a Compression Top and Leggings with Gradient Compression, which has been engineered to provide the correct level of surface pressure to specific parts of the body, which enhances circulation and gets more of the vital oxygen to your muscles. These sophisticated sports base layers are available in black and are aimed at the Elite player who demands ultimate comfort and performance.

The Gilbert Rugby Compression Top increases muscle oxygenation, removes lactic acid faster and accelerates muscle recovery, which improves endurance. The seamless construction reduces chafing and the moisture management technology takes away sweat through wicking.

Gilbert Rugby Compression Leggings compliment the compression top with panels to reduce lactic acid, which builds up when playing or training the core muscle groups.

Gilbert have a second base layer called Atomic, which caters for all playing levels and is an ideal next-to-the-skin layer for activity in a cold weather environment. It has a brushed inner that offers extra thermal protection and is ergonomically designed for player movement. It is available in all junior and senior sizes in a range of colours. See here.

Skins are an iconic base layer brand and through their Carbonyte range feature a high quality, functional soft fabric, which provides breathability and moisture management. They are a comfortable tight-fit and are ergonomically designed with four-way stretch to support freedom of movement, while preventing chafing in sensitive areas.

All Skins Carbonyte base layer products feature an elasticated jacquard waistband for perfect fit. The popular collection comprises a Long Sleeve Base Layer Top and a Half Tight in both senior and junior sizes, with five colour options:

Skins also have a premium range of sports base layers called A400, which are constructed from panels that follow the natural lines of the human muscle and tendon patterns to ensure that the right compression is delivered to the right places. The range comprises four beautifully made garments: Long Sleeved Top, Short Sleeved Top, Long Tight and Half Tight.

Other key selling points to this range are the adaptive Technology that keeps you warm when it’s cold or cool when it’s hot, and the A-seams for comfort and durability without chafing.

On the top of the base layer there is a silicone gripper on the hem, which stops the top from riding up, and there are bonded hems for comfort, while there is a stretch airflow mesh under the arms which increases breathability.

Included in the tights is an easily accessible waistband pocket and the waistband itself is wider for comfort. This superb range can be viewed here.

Other base layer brands include Under Armour, Canterbury, Optimum, 2XU and Adidas, which can be purchased online at www.justrugby.com.

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